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Humanity faces major challenges. Could roots hold the answers? It's possible: Research shows that roots have the potential to provide food for the world's population, stop climate change and help extract resources in an environmentally friendly way.
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One year after the devastating explosion in Beirut no one has been charged & daily life for the Lebanese has deteoriated. The blast punctuated an economic decline that is now one of the worst in the world.
The anniversary was marked with mixed emotions. Many observed a moment of silence and listened as the names of the more than 200 victims were read out. But elsewhere protests broke out. Many residents are demanding answers as to who was responsible.
The French government is making life for the unvaccinated more difficult by restricting access to certain public areas. While most people in France are in favor of these measures, there is also some criticism. DW's Lisa Louis reports from Paris.
Before the pandemic, some 20% of Thailand's economy was driven by the tourism industry. But in 2020, tourism revenue dropped 70% and the forecast for 2021 is expected to be even less.
The vast Sahara desert is expanding due to reduced rainfall. In Senegal, people are planting a "Green Wall" to stop its progress and bring greenery back to the arid land.
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Ghanaians call on the government to #FixTheCountry+++Congo Brazaville celebrates one of Africa’s most famous art schools
In this edition of Arts and Culture: Nigerian artist Emeka Udemba confronts marginalization in Europe; Musician Alexandra Cumfe uses the forest as one big instrument; the truth about German stereotypes.
In India, the illegal purchase and sale of organs and the drastic shortage of voluntary organ donors are a growing problem. It benefits the rich at the cost of the poor. Sumanta Das decided to sell one of his kidneys – to save his son.
Germany joins just a few countries to make a decision on a third round of COVID shots. The data are still inconclusive, yet health officials want to avoid a repeat of last year’s deadly winter wave of infections.
After parts of Germany were hit by severe floods, many places are lacking clean water. DW's Kate Brady met volunteer Marion Müller from the German Red Cross. She's in charge of measuring water quality and organizing showers in the disaster area.
The Indus River dolphin has been driven to near-extinction, confined to a stretch of water in Pakistan's southern Sindh province. But thanks to the work of local fishermen and conservationists, its population is steadily rising again.
Hong Kong artists expressing pro-democracy views are having their creativity clipped like some mainland peers. Here is a list of those targeted by Beijing.
The pandemic shut down schools around the world. Now, with holidays coming to an end in many parts of the world, kids are returning to classrooms. But things aren't as they were before – and distance learning looks like it will be here to stay.
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